Posted by AchillesHeel
So now Aldo has to play by the rules, but The Big Show is allowed to grab people by the throat? Nice. I'm liking Aldo more and more in this match.
Who said anything about rules? I didn't know we were talking about MMA rules.
Look... I don't know how much experience you guys have fighting much bigger opponents, but trust me- size does make a difference. You're absolutely kidding yourself if you believe otherwise. Royce Gracie was 170 something pounds fighting at most 250 lb guys. I'm not a big guy, and I'm not Jose Aldo by any means, but I know my way around a fight pretty well. Both from a boxing standpoint and jiu jitsu standpoint. Wrestling, too. There are inherent problems I face whenever I get matched up against a 250 lb. opponent regardless of his skill level. I'm a pretty strong 170 lbs, too. With some very solid years upon years of training under my belt. I can't imagine what it would be like to have to face a 480 lb. guy who can move like the Big Show has shown he's capable of.
Jose Aldo is 145 pounds fighting a 480 pound monster of a man. That is literally 3.31x Aldo's size. Compare that to Gracie fighting guys 1.47X bigger than him and oh by the way, getting his ass absolutely handed to him at the beginning of some of those fights.
I'm telling you right now that if you think in a real fight Big Show wouldn't grab a hold of Aldo, lift him 7 and a half feet into the air by the neck, and slam him down on the concrete literally either killing him or sending him to the hospital for a long time then you have absolutely no clue what fighting is or a real fight is like. You can't over hook and control a guy who is 3.3 times your size. There is no sprawling and using your weight to hold down a man who outweighs you by 340 pounds and can more than likely squat 600 like it's nothing. Aldo's only chance is to keep his distance and chop away at Big Show. Even when he does finally drop him he's still got to get in close to finish him. But the INSTANT, and I mean INSTANT Big Show gets a hold of him Aldo is going to die or become paralyzed. Think of it this way- even on a knee after getting his leg chopped out from under him Big Show is more than likely the same height as Aldo.
I mean I can't believe this is even an argument. There is no comparison between Royce Gracie fighting guys at UFC 1 and this.
Oh, and to address the notion that somehow a 480 lb. man is built the same as a 145 lb. man and therefore absorbs damage the same- that's laughable. Put a 155lb "KO artist" like Gomi into the Octagon against someone like Brock Lesnar and bet me every single penny in my bank account that Gomi is going to KTFO him and I'll take that bet in a heart beat. By virtue of size alone their joints and bones are much, much, much thicker and more dense than someone 1/4 their size. I mean learn something about anatomy before you make an argument like that... LOL. Specifically, without even entering into the 480lb man vs. 145 lb man argument I think it's very obvious that Aldo is an ectomorph whereas Big Show is an endomorph. Just by that fact alone you know that Big Show's bones and joints are much stronger than Aldo's. Now add in the fact that he's 3.31x his size and it only makes sense, even if you know nothing about anatomy, that his bones would be much, much thicker, and therefore the musculoskeletal system that supports them would be quite a bit more robust.